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to pay through the nose

to pay through the nose

  credit: Mike and Shelley’s French Adventures         MEANING   to pay excessively, to be charged exorbitantly     PROBABLE ORIGIN   The expression to pay through the nose is first recorded in Piazza universale di proverbi Italiani, or, A common place of Italian proverbs and proverbial phrases digested in alphabetical order […]

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